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Tour Latin America in Single Afternoon

BROOKLYN PARK, MN (September 13, 2010) – La Bendición Covenant Church will give local residents the opportunity to tour all of Latin America in an afternoon when they host the Hispanic Festival at Redeemer Covenant Church on September 19.

Twenty-two booths will be set up representing a different Latin American country where people can learn more about the culture, ask questions, and sample food. Native costumes and music from the different countries also will be featured.

Hispanic pastors from metro area churches will share their testimonies and brief gospel messages. The celebration will conclude with a time of prayer for Latino nations and the United States.

Although the countries each have their unique identities, they have experienced similar histories, Lopez says. “As Hispanics, we share the same heritage of conquest and independence, the same language, and many cultural roots that unite us.”

The festival also represents the continued shared ministry between La Bendición and Redeemer Covenant, who hope the event will serve as an outreach to the Twin Cities Hispanic communities.

This is the second year for the event, which was a huge success last year, says Juan Lopez, La Bendición pastor. The city and police department have expressed interest in participating in next year’s event, Lopez says.

“Passports” will be available for a donation of $5 per person or $10 per family. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit the Redeemer Covenant website or email Lopez.

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